Posada del Puruay
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... him take over. He did and after doing so the Spanish captured him here in Cajamarca and eventually killed him. We walked up the stairs at the back of the city to where Atahaulpa addressed the city. There is a giant staircase made of circular stairs that lead up to a small blue and white memorial church and then another entrance to where the Inca ruins are. The inside of the church was interesting with a mural painted on the back wall of a farm. To enter the Inca ...
Across the fields on the farm were greenhouses where they were growing roses. They just happened to be the particular variety that I used to use in my shop, called freedom roses! After cuddling Manuel the baby cow some more, I headed off to the festival de fungal, which was like a country fair. I met my friend there, ...
Then off to the tombs cut into the rock (Ventanillas de Otuzco). They cut holes in to the rock, they even "buried" the whole family together. They cut one hole, then other hole off the side, like a burrow. They covered the hole with a carved stone, until the next person in the family died.
Then it was off to a tourist shop and a garden. Of course I didn't ...
... grim noisy dives and
stupidly expensive. Finally settled on Jasmines for the nice room but could
only afford shared bath, which even so ran to 40 soles (£8), more than I had to
my name at that point!
Wasted another couple of hours in the banks trying to
extract information about ATM withdrawl charges, maximum withdrawls and
actually extract some money. It would be nice if they had helpful messages when
they fail to carry ...
... the Pan-American highway was a 4 hour climb over the first range. It was quite different than the bare sandy mountains we saw in southern Peru. Here there was water throughout the valley and many signs of irrigation canals. There were crops of many varieties, including beautiful rice paddies.
Once over the top at just over 3000 m. Cajamarca was not far away, in a bowl of a valley. There were some signs of the ...